Category Archives: Faith

Three Narrative Creeds of the Old Testament (Part 1)

Note: I am playing catch-up with posts. This one is from slightly more than a year ago. It may take a while to prepare part 2. While I was a student at Canadian Bible College and Canadian Theological Seminary I … Continue reading

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The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail

Dr. Michael S. Heiser specializes in trying to understand the supernatural world-view of the ancient writers of the Bible. He has brought fascinating and sometimes frightening background to various difficult-to-understand portions of the Scriptures. One that has puzzled many Protestants … Continue reading

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Pentecost and the Seal of a New Covenant

When we gathered on Pentecost Sunday I wanted to go over some of the threads of Scripture that come together in the Acts 2 account of Pentecost. One thread that pertains to receiving the Holy Spirit comes from Jeremiah 31:31-34. … Continue reading

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Common Grace

Atheists and agnostics sometimes complain about “the problem of evil.” If God is good, they say, why does evil exist? I note the irony that disobedience to God’s will seems to be the cause of evil and leads to all … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters and God’s Goodness

A recent discussion we were having about common grace became bogged down in the question of the relationship between God and natural disasters. This post points to a couple of articles that help clarify the issue. In “Where is God … Continue reading

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Not By Bread Alone

Before Jesus began preaching he was tested by Satan while fasting in the wilderness for 40 days (Matthew 4:1-11). As you read the passage you will probably notice that Jesus answers each temptation with a statement prefaced by “it is … Continue reading

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David and Melchizedek

It does not take long while reading the book of Hebrews to see that the author connects Jesus not only to the kingship of David via geneology, but also to a mysterious “priesthood of Melchizedek.” It is easy to see … Continue reading

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